Healthy, Colorful Recipes That Will Make You Love Mexican Food Even More
The fresh, new approach to this beloved cuisine puts a twist on traditional dishes, with an emphasis on vegetables prepared in wildly creative ways. The result is bright, beautiful, and intensely flavorful. Here, two top chefs share the meals they love—and you will too.
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Maitake Mushrooms in Salsa Verde
The star of this roasted mushroom dish is its addictive sauce. You'll want to repurpose the salsa verde your go-to for veggie, chicken, and fish dishes. Cooking tomatillos with aromatics deepens their flavor; adding cilantro perks them up.
Shishito, Ayocote, and Salsa Verde Tlayuda
This tlayuda (a.k.a Mexican pizza) gets topped with pureed black beans, blistered shishitos, and pickled chile. It's no throw-together recipe, but as a time-saver, you can swap 3 cups of drianed canned beans for the dried.
Beet and Lime Rice With Serrano Pesto Chicken
This spin on Mexican rice swaps tomatoes for roasted beets pureed with lime juice for the perfect balance of sweet and tart. You'll want to start experimenting with beets more often.